7 New London Restaurants Opening This July

By Ellie Smith

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The hottest newbies on London's food scene

With a new month comes a string of new foodie openings, so what’s in store for July 2024? It’s looking like another exciting few weeks for the capital, with the arrival of a cult sandwich spot from Bristol, a second launch from the Kolamba team and a brand-new rooftop hotspot all on the cards. Read on for the London restaurant openings to have on your radar this July.

London Restaurant Openings: July 2024

Steak tartare at Goodbye Horses

Goodbye Horses, Islington

It’s a big month for culinary duo Alex Young and George de Vos, who have three openings launching within a restored pub building in Islington. First up is a coffee shop called Day Trip, followed by a wine bar and restaurant called Goodbye Horses, which is set to open its doors at the end of July. The kitchen will be helmed by ex-Papi chef Jack Coggins, with a seasonal menu featuring dishes like chicken fat and sardine toast; Cornish crab blini; and baby leeks with green garlic and hazelnut. Wine will be a key focus too, with a list curated by director Nathalie Nelles, focused around organic and biodynamic varieties.

When? Opening 31 July 2024

Where? 21 Halliford Street, London, N1 3HB

BOOK: goodbyehorses.london

Kaso, Shoreditch

East London hotel One Hundred Shoreditch has just opened its doors to a new rooftop bar and restaurant, Kaso. Perched on the hotel’s seventh floor, the eatery is centered around Eastern Mediterranean cuisine, offering small plates and cocktails – plus impressive city views. When creating the menu, chef Ilknur Celik was inspired by her upbringing in Istanbul: diners can expect a selection of hot and cold mezzes alongside seafood fare, grilled meat and veggies. Highlights include octopus with samphire and grilled mackerel, roast aubergine with zhoug and tahini, and lamb cutlets with fig and pistachio salsa. It’s set to be a treat for the eyes as well as the tastebuds, with pink marble decor, lush foliage and a pretty al fresco terrace.

When? Open now

Where? 100 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JQ

BOOK: onehundredshoreditch.com

Exterior of Highroad Social

Highroad Social, Greenwich

Greenwich is welcoming a new neighbourhood restaurant this month. The debut opening from David O’Brien, former Development Director at Caprice Holdings, Highroad Social is a celebration of modern British cuisine. Irish head chef Fionnan Flood is heading up the kitchen, focusing on seasonal British produce. A raw bar will display a selection of seafood – Scottish scallops, Carlingford oysters, Cornish crabs – alongside dishes like Glamorgan pork croquette with toffee apple sauce and barbecued razor clams with baked garlic. The decor will channel modern Georgian townhouses, jazzed up with House of Hackney wallpaper and tropical features.

When? Open now

Where? 178 Greenwich High Rd, London SE10 8NN

BOOK: highroadsocial.com

Dry aged steak

Engel and Jang, City of London

One of the big new London restaurant openings for July comes from restaurateur Des Gunewardena, who has opened his first culinary concept under his recently launched hospitality company D3 Collective. Now open at the Royal Exchange is Engel & Jang, set on the mezzanine level of the historic building. There are two distinct concepts: Engel, a 1920s Berlin-inspired cocktail bar, and Jang, an intimate restaurant focused around Korean and Japanese cuisine. The former will serve vintage cocktails alongside an Austrian/German bar menu, with a space for cabaret and private events. Jang, meanwhile, will offer a menu from chef Dana Choi, who has previously worked with renowned Korean chef Judy Joo.

When? 8 July 2024

Where? The Mezzanine, First Floor, Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3LQ

BOOK: theroyalexchange.co.uk

Sandwich Sandwich, City of London

Bristolians are already well-acquainted with beloved sarnie shop Sandwich Sandwich – and now Londoners can have a bite of the action too. A second branch is opening near St Paul’s this month, which will serve an array of signature freshly baked sandwiches. There’s something to suit all cravings: from chicken kiev to posh ham and cheese to tuna mayo crunch, with a choice of either white or granary bread. Flatbreads, salad boxes and breakfast dishes will also be on offer.

When? July 2024

Where? 1 Gresham Street, EC2V 7BX

BOOK: sandwichsandwich.co.uk

Kolamba East

Image by Anton Rodriguez

Kolamba East, Shoreditch

Following the success of their Sri Lankan Soho eatery  Kolamba, founders Eroshan and Aushi Meewella are back with a new London restaurant. This time they’re going east, opening the new branch at the meeting point of Spitalfields, Shoreditch and the City, with a focus on the food of their hometown, Colombo. The menu will include dishes from the founders’ childhoods, spanning the communities of Tamil, Moor, Burger (Dutch) and Malay descent. Highlights will include a large feasting plate of Moor King Prawn String Hopper Biriyani, made with alternating layers of steamed noodles and prawn curry, alongside red mullet in coconut, which sees the fish served in a creamy coconut curry. There will also be traditional Sri Lankan veggie dishes including spinach dhal and broccoli mallung, alongside a selection of sambols.

When? July 2024

Where? 12 Blossom Street, Norton Folgate, Shoreditch, London, E1

BOOK: kolamba.co.uk